Many foreigners have started to appreciate Filipino food in 2016. However, will Filipino food continue to climb the charts among other cuisines this 2017?
Many Filipinos will be proud and happy that acclaimed foodie-website, Eater, included Filipino cuisine in its Official Megalisticle of All 2017 Food Trend Listicles, which rounds up "all the highly unscientific predictions made by restaurant industry associations, food media, and brands so far this year."
Filipino food snatched the 28th spot as backed up by Bloomberg and the Food Network. Bloomberg specifically described Filipino or also known as Pinoy food as "a mix of, among other things, Chinese, Spanish, Malay, and plenty of other Southeast Asian influences." "It's all about adobo," said the Food Network.
An increased in the number of Filipino restaurants in the US was also noted. These restaurants include Bad Saint in Washington, Mission Chinese Food in Manhattan and Talde Miami Beach in Miami. Food trends may not be as a bid deal to others but mainly it is for most people. It is undeniable that almost everyone loves to eat and explore other culture and history through flavors.
Kim Averson shared this kind of sentiment on The New York Times: "Predicting food trends like these has become as much an American holiday tradition as ordering an eggnog latte," Averson wrote.
It was reported that people are lining up in Bad Saint at 3 p.m. for dinner. Manhattan's Mission Chinese Food will begin to serve the most common Filipino side dish, lumpia egg rolls (lumpiang sariwa) and mai dish, pork belly served with pork liver sauce. Not only that, Talde Miami Beach will soon have the most favorite Filipino adobo tamales while another Manhattan restaurant Rice & Gold will serve the simple but heart-warming arroz caldo (Filipino version of rice porridge).
Filipino food gained internation recognition with its staple dishes such as longganisa, paksiw, kinilaw, sinigang, pinapaitan, sisig and more. And believe it or not, Filipino food is indeed tasteful and bursting with flavors without you being overwhelmed.